THE FIRST REPORT OF ABNORMAL AGE RINGS IN OTOLITHS LAPILLUS OF ARIIDS CATFISH

Abstract

The present work aimed to record the first presence of abnormal age rings in Cathorops spixii lapillus otoliths from Cananeia-Iguape Estuarine-Lagoon Complex (CIELC), Southern region of Brazilian coast. In August 2018, 59 specimens of C. spixii (Siluriformes, Ariidae) were collected during one station sampling in the northern (n = 25) and another in the southern sector (n = 33) of CIELC. In general, among the otoliths that presented age ring alterations, this divergent zone was observed in opaque and translucent layers, on the right side, between the fifth and seventh age rings.

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Published
2021-06-18
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MORAIS, Igor Souza de; AZEVEDO, Juliana de Souza. THE FIRST REPORT OF ABNORMAL AGE RINGS IN OTOLITHS LAPILLUS OF ARIIDS CATFISH. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, [S.l.], v. 47, june 2021. ISSN 1678-2305. Available at: <https://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/boletim/index.php/bip/article/view/1586>. Date accessed: 02 dec. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.20950/1678-2305/bip.2021.47.e615.
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